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WHAT IS THE PROPER ACTION OF THE COURT WHEN THE ACCUSED  RAISES THE DEFENSE OF PRESCRIPTION?

>    The proper action for the court is to exercise its jurisdiction and to decide  the  case  upon  the  merits,  holding  the  action  to  have prescribed and absolving the defendant

>    The  court   should   not  inhibit  itself  because  it  doesn’t  lose jurisdiction over the subject matter or the person of the accused by prescription